December 12th, 2014


Garbage Pail Kids comic book

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"When Denton asked me to pitch an idea for the romance issue, this is what I initially gave him:

Ew Nick in "Love Punch." Ew Nick (eunuch) likes girls but he has never kissed a girl and didn't get a prom date. So, he's standing sad and alone by the punch bowl at the prom where he (nefariously) spikes it with a love potion in hopes of getting a girl to drink it and fall for him. Literally. Sally Bit (celibate) notices what Ew Nick did and lets him pitch one pathetic line of woo before she declares "I'm saving myself for a proper Romeo, you psycho-sexual predator" and clocks him with her fist, knocking him out. Ew Nick wakes up naked in a bathtub full of ice wearing a bloody diaper and a ransom note for his castrated balls. Those two were never meant to get laid!

Needless to say, Denton (thankfully) shot that idea down. What was I thinking???"

Read the rest of the interview/article here:

The Beat reviews FEAR, MY DEAR

"The pair of poetic graphic stories in Fear, My Dear reflect Dino’s unfettered physicality and passionate persona. Since winning an Emmy award for his TV collaboration with Jonathan Ames, Bored to Death and The Alcoholic, their graphic novel from Vertigo, Haspiel has if anything become bolder and more exuberant. For this nicely produced hardcover from Josh Frankel’s new Z squared imprint, the artist uses a four-panels-per-page grid format and a monochromatic color scheme (red in the first piece, yellow and orange in the second, both with an elegant use of white for emphasis) to further define the relationship between his creator-owned characters Billy Dogma and Jane Legit. Their romance haunts post-apocalyptic urban rubble and breaks through to a star-crossed dreamscape, only to end up where they knew they must: together."

--James Romberger, The Beat